A headless standing female statuette consisting of a standing woman made from fine, hard fired buff clay with grey ochre. It seems to have had a polished self slip, and to have been lying in red ochre. The head is missing, broken off at some stage, while the left hand is folded across the abdomen beneath the pendant breasts and the right arm rests on the thigh. The legs are together and broken off at the feet. There is no distortion and modeling is extremely good, especially that of the back.


  • Title: Venus of Malta
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Hagar Qim Temples
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Showcase room: Neolithic Display, Showcase 20
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 21295

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